What started out to be a nice vacation and travelogue turned out to be that, plus a profound spiritual journey to Maharishi's Vedic India. Never having written a poem before, I got so inspired by my experiences in my travels throughout India that the door of poetry unexpectedly opened up to me. Hence, a series of 8 poems effortlessly emerged. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did writing them.
Jim Brooks MD is a psychiatrist in Fairfield, IA, who has practiced in inpatient and outpatient settings, with all age groups, since 1982. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and did his Internship and Residency at the University of Colorado MEdical Center. He is a trained Ayurvedic physician, practices Classical Five Element Acupuncture, and is Certified in a form of body work called Zero Balancing. Dr Brooks is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He Runs Couples Workshops and personal growth workshops with his wife Linda nationally and internationally. Dr Brooks has written several book chapters on the mental health benefits of TM, and is the co author of the book "Ayurvedic Secrets To Longevity and Total Health" (Prentice Hall publisher). He has published research on the benefits of Transcendental Meditation in the treatment of Vietnam Veterans. He is the proud father of 4 wonderful and accomplished children. He loves to read, travel and play ice hockey